For Eagles owner, there's an Oscar and not a Vince
In Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love and gentle fan snark, the line is that Jeff Lurie may not have a Lombardi Trophy but at least now he has an Oscar.
Oof. Lurie, a Hollywood producer before buying the Eagles, and his wife skipped the Academy Awards ceremony, which just goes to show how smart they really are. The film they produced, "Inside Job," won the Academy Award for best documentary and puts them one up on another NFC East owner/producer, at least in terms of Oscars. (If only the Luries had sent Andy Reid to make the acceptance speech...)
"The Academy's recognition of Inside Job is a distinct honor," the Luries said in a statement. "We are humbled by winning this Oscar and we are very proud of the outstanding work of Charles Ferguson, Audrey Marrs and the entire team associated with the movie. Our goal was to bring a fair and thoughtful presentation of the actions that led to the financial collapse and show how it has negatively impacted millions of lives across the globe. Many people are still suffering from this economic disaster and it is our hope that by understanding its root causes it can be better prevented in the future."
| February 28, 2011; 8:15 AM ET
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